China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) was originally China Academy of Posts and Telecommunications of the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (established in 1957). In 1998, it became China Academy of Telecommunication Research of the Ministry of Information Industry, and then China Academy of Telecommunication Research of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in 2008. The organization adopted the new name “China Academy of Information and Communications Technology” (hereinafter referred to as “CAICT”) in 2014, and it is now a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
For years CAICT has been sticking to the positioning of “a specialized think-tank for the government, and an innovation and development platform for the industry”, and cherishing the cultural philosophy of “boosting prosperity with virtues and expertise”. CAICT has first-hand experience in the process of China’s information and communications industry growing from small to big, weak to strong, and left behind to developing at the same pace with its peers internationally, and during such process, CAICT provides strong support to the industry’s major strategies, plans, policies, standards, testing and certification, thus proving itself an important facilitator in the leapfrog development and innovation of China’s information and communications industry.
In 2015, CAICT initiated its new strategic transition. In line with the new arrangement of “4 areas, 5 business segments and 6 professional domains”, CAICT plans and promotes relevant work in an active manner, to bring into play the leading advantage of the telecommunications industry, enhance the comprehensive advantage of the Internet, and forge new advantages in informatization as well as new highlights in the integration of informatization and industrialization. Looking forward, we will continue to cherish the rigorous and down-to-earth research attitude, foresighted and strategic thinking, insightful global vision, noble virtues, pioneering spirit, and the sense of responsibility to take it as out mission to promote the development of the industry. We will stay at the frontier of ICT and industry development, and make bigger contribution to the development and innovation in areas like information and communications, informatization and the integration of informatization and industrialization, and to building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.